Application Requirements 

Your academic background, clinical experience, and leadership ability are crucial components to be considered for admission to Nursing@Georgetown. Learn about the requirements for each program below. 

Master of Science Degree in Nursing Requirements 
BSN to Doctor of Nursing Practice Requirements

Note: Applicants for all graduate nursing programs must possess the abilities and skills deemed essential to care for patients. View a list of Georgetown University School of Nursing & Health Studies’ technical standards for admissions and graduation

Master of Science Degree in Nursing Requirements

To be eligible to apply for the online Master of Science degree in Nursing (MS in Nursing) program, you must: 

  • Be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident
  • Have a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree or CNL from a U.S. Department of Education and ACEN- or CCNE-accredited institution
  • Hold a current U.S. registered nurse (RN) license
  • Have successfully completed (C or better) a three-credit course in statistics

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Master of Science Degree in Nursing Application Items 

As part of the MS in Nursing application process, you will be asked to provide or participate in the following: 

  • Professional resume or curriculum vitae indicating higher education institutions attended and dates of attendance, work and clinical experience (with dates), and other activities.
  • Sealed official academic transcripts from all postsecondary institutions you have attended, including any community college coursework. See the academic requirements page for more detailed information.
  • A one- to two-page personal statement that addresses your intellectual interests, relevant clinical experiences, and reasons for pursuing the specific nursing specialty to which you are applying.
  • A live recorded interview. This interview is recorded via web camera in our online classroom, the same web platform used to host classes. During the interview, you will be provided a series of prompts that help Georgetown University understand how your personal and professional experiences have prepared you for an advanced practice role. You will contact an Admissions Counselor to schedule your interview.
  • Three letters of recommendation from:
    • A clinical supervisor or nurse manager (who directly supervised you in a clinical setting)
    • A professor, faculty member, or academic advisor (who can provide meaningful input regarding your academic record)
    • A practicing advanced practice nurse (APRN) who has served as a mentor or whom you have shadowed (preferably in the APRN specialty to which you are applying)
  • The Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or International English Language Testing System (IELTS) if your native language is not English.

The General Test of the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) is not required; however, to determine if the GRE will strengthen your application, contact an Admissions Counselor at 1-877-910-HOYA (4692).

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BSN to Doctor of Nursing Practice Requirements 

To be eligible to apply for the online BSN to Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) Program, you must:

  • Be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident
  • Hold a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree or CNL/entry-level MSN from a CCNE- or ACEN-accredited institution
  • Hold a current U.S. registered nurse (RN) license
  • Have a 3.3 cumulative GPA and a minimum 3.0 science GPA
  • Have successfully completed a three-credit course in statistics within the last five years with a grade of B or better
  • Have a minimum of one year of clinical experience; three years are recommended

BSN to Doctor of Nursing Practice Application Items

As part of the BSN to DNP Program application process, you will be asked to provide or participate in the following:

  • Professional resume or curriculum vitae indicating higher education institutions attended and dates of attendance, work and clinical experience (with dates), and other activities.
  • Sealed official academic transcripts from all postsecondary and graduate institutions you have attended, including any community college coursework.
  • A one- to two-page personal statement that addresses your intellectual interests, relevant clinical experiences, and reasons for pursuing the specific nursing specialty to which you are applying. Your statement should speak to:
    • Your understanding of the advanced practice role
    • How pursuing a doctoral degree will support your career aspirations
    • The mission and values of the University
    • How Nursing@Georgetown’s BSN to DNP Program aligns with your personal goals
  • A live recorded interview. This interview is recorded via web camera in our online classroom, the same web platform used to host classes. During the interview, you will be provided a series of prompts that help Georgetown University understand how your personal and professional experiences have prepared you for an advanced practice role. You will contact an Admissions Counselor to schedule your interview.
  • Three letters of recommendation from:
    • A current nursing supervisor
    • A recent, former faculty member or someone who can speak to your ability to compete in an academically rigorous doctoral program
    • An advanced practice nurse with doctoral training, preferably in the APRN specialty to which you are applying
  • The Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or International English Language Testing System (IELTS) if your native language is not English.

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Transcripts

Mail all official transcripts and other official application materials to the following address: 

Application Processing Services 
Nursing@Georgetown 
7900 Harkins Road, Suite 501 
Lanham, MD 20706

If you studied outside the United States, you must have completed the equivalent of a U.S. baccalaureate degree. All coursework from non-U.S. institutions must be evaluated by World Education Services.